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For the Third Year in a Row, TLG Has Been “Ranked“by the Prestigious U.S. Legal 500 in the 2024 National Not-for-Profit Category – One of Only 19 Law Firms Nationwide and the Only Boutique Firm

For the third year in a row, the Tenenbaum Law Group PLLC has been “ranked” by the prestigious U.S. Legal 500 for 2024 in its national Not-for-Profit category. One of only 19 law firms ranked nationwide and the only boutique firm, this is a highly coveted, distinguished honor. TLG Managing Partner Jeff Tenenbaum is also one of only five members of the U.S. Legal 500 Not-for-Profit Hall of Fame. Details can be found here and here.

Here is Legal 500’s 2024 editorial overview of the firm:

“Boutique firm Tenenbaum Law Group PLLC has seen rapid growth since its establishment in 2020 and now works with an expansive roster of clients from the medical, sustainability, and cultural sectors, among others. Jeffrey Tenenbaum leads the team and is known as ‘a leading expert in the field’, covering a broad range of issues relating to IP, antitrust, and charitable gift restrictions in addition to handling internal investigations. Nisha Thakker, who co-founded the firm alongside Tenenbaum, has a particular focus on corporate governance, development, and risk management. Susan Hamsher is a further key name. All named lawyers are based in Washington DC.”

Here are excerpts from the 2024 published Legal 500 client testimonials:

‘This practice is unique because of their focus of expertise and practical solutions. They understand the business realities associations face and are not interested in simply telling them what “the law says”. Rather, they are interested in helping guide you through the nuances of a risk assessment to determine what course of action is the best for your association’s business operations.’

‘The firm specializes in everything tax-exempt nonprofit. There’s not a subject related to that world for which they lack the expertise.’

‘Jeff Tenenbaum is an excellent advisor, understanding all the needs of nonprofits with contacts throughout the sector and a personal touch that makes you feel like you’re his only client.’

‘Jeff Tenenbaum is a leading expert in the field of nonprofit law.’

‘Jeff is extremely knowledgeable and responsive.’

In addition to other honors and recognitions, in its first four years of existence (2020-24), TLG was awarded the (top) Tier 1 designation in the Washington, DC metropolitan area for Nonprofit/Charities Law by Best Law Firms. TLG Managing Partner Jeff Tenenbaum was the 2006 recipient of the American Bar Association’s Outstanding Nonprofit Lawyer of the Year Award, is one of only five attorneys in the prestigious U.S. Legal 500’s Not-for-Profit Hall of Fame, is listed in the 2012-24 editions of Best Lawyers for Nonprofit/Charities Law nationally, and is listed in the 2014-24 editions of Super Lawyers in its Nonprofit Organizations category.

Attorney(s): Jeff Tenenbaum, Nisha Thakker, Susan Hamsher, Holly Peterson, Kevin Serafino

Tenenbaum Law Group Welcomes Addition of Counsel Holly Peterson

The Tenenbaum Law Group (TLG) is pleased to announce the addition of its fifth attorney, Counsel Holly Peterson, to the firm. Prior to joining TLG, Holly served in a senior role on the Legal Resources Team and Leadership Team at the National Association of College and University Attorneys for eight years, where she was immersed in legal and operational issues impacting the nonprofit education sector.

During that time, she also acquired significant experience with association and nonprofit operations and management. Prior to that, Holly served as an Assistant Attorney General for the State of Maryland for four years, where she advised and litigated on behalf of the 13 public colleges and universities in Maryland.

She has significant experience in the association and nonprofit, employment, and education sectors, and excels at translating complex regulatory and legal issues into practical and digestible solutions for nonprofit organizations. Holly will help to service the firm’s client base of over 650 associations and nonprofits, as well as companies and executives that work with or provide services to nonprofits. Founded on January 1, 2020 by Managing Partner Jeff Tenenbaum and Partner Nisha Thakker, TLG is nationally recognized, five-attorney, Washington, DC-based, boutique law firm focused exclusively on the nonprofit sector, with clients across the United States.